Winners Announced for 11th Annual Community Care Plan Non-Profit Awards

After a two-year hiatus, the highly anticipated 11th Annual Community Care Plan Non-Profit Awards presented by Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood returned bigger than ever. More than 600 local notables, community leaders and members of the non-profit sector joined together at Seminole Hard Rock Hollywood on Thursday, March 3rd to celebrate the inspiring work of Broward County’s non-profit agencies and to recognize the individual efforts of outstanding non-profit executive and board leaders. Over the years, 211 Broward has granted more than $244,000 back to non-profits through this event. 

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Award Winners pictured left to right: Loren Oliveria, Beatriz Malnic, Bob Mayersohn, Nancy Robin, Merick Lewin, Josie Bacallao, Amanda Frey, Larry Rein, Laurie Sallarulo, Christine Frederick, Jessica Vones, Richard Charlemon

The winners of each of the 211 award categories were announced, each receiving an award and $1,000 for their non-profit organization. The finalists in each category were awarded $500. Winners were chosen for their dedication to Broward County and the impact they have on the community by a panel of impartial judges from the Tri-County area.  Larry Rein, Chief Executive Officer and President of ChildNet, received the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood 2022 Lifetime Achievement Award for his exceptional contributions to the non- profit sector and Josie Bacallao, former President & CEO of Hispanic Unity of Florida, received the 211 Broward Excellence Award.

The 11th Annual Community Care Plan Non-Profit Awards winners were:

Truist Non-Profit Organization of the Year – Collaboration – Habitat for Humanity of Broward in collaboration with Boys & Girls Clubs of Broward County

Calvin, Giordano & Associates Non-Profit Organization of the Year- Rising Star – Reyna Group Home

Greenspoon Marder Non-Profit Organization of the Year – The Arts – Brazilian Voices  

OK Generators Non-Profit Organization of the Year – Innovation – Take Stock in Children

Children’s Services Council of Broward County Collective Impact for Youth Award – Flite Center

Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood 2022 Lifetime Achievement Award Honoree – Larry Rein, Chief Executive Officer and President of ChildNet

211 Broward Non-Profit Organization Development Executive of the Year Award – Jessica Vones, Children’s Diagnostic Treatment Center

FPL Non-Profit Organization Board Leader of the Year Award – Merick Lewin, Take Stock in Children

211 Broward Non-Profit Organization Staff Leader of the Year Award – Anthony J. Karrat, Esq., Legal Aid Service of Broward County

211 Broward Excellence Award – Josie Bacallao, former President & CEO of Hispanic Unity of Florida

Memorial Healthcare System Non-Profit Organization of the Year Award – Junior Achievement of South Florida

211 Broward Community Choice Award – Parkland Buddy Sports 

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